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    • Oral history with Larry Hudson; 2000

    • Oral history.; Mr. Larry Hudson Jr. was born on January 16, 1936, in Biloxi, Mississippi. After serving in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1958 to 1960, Larry Hudson Jr. earned a B.S. degree from Jackson State University in 1963. He worked in the...
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    • Oral history with Frank Gruich, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Dr. Frank G. Gruich was born March 12, 1920 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Dr. Gruich earned a B.S. degree from the University of Mississippi and a degree in medicine from Tulane University, after which he worked at Charity Hospital in New...
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    • Oral history with Larry Hudson

    • Oral history.; Mr. Larry Hudson Jr. was born on January 16, 1936, in Biloxi, Mississippi. After serving in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1958 to 1960, Larry Hudson Jr. earned a B.S. degree from Jackson State University in 1963. He worked in the...
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    • Oral history with Boyce Holleman

    • Oral history.; Mr. Boyce Holleman was born on February 26, 1924, in Wiggins, Mississippi. Mr. Holleman enrolled at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in the fall of 1940, but transferred to the University of Mississippi to study law. In...
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    • Oral history with the Honorable John H. Whitfield

    • Oral history.; Judge John H. Whitfield was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, on July 4, 1962. Prior to integration of the schools, Judge Whitfield attended Nichols Perkins Elementary School in Biloxi until 1973. When Mississippi public schools in...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Harold Ray Presley

    • Oral history.; Mr. Harold Ray Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on October 5, 1948. In 1968 he was drafted into the Army and served in Vietnam for four years. Mr. Presley married and became the father of two sons and a daughter. Elvis...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Harry A. Martin

    • Oral history.; Mr. Harry A. Martin was born in Clarke County, Mississippi, on July 20, 1925. Mr. Martin became active in Four-H Club and in Future Farmers of America during his elementary and high school years. After graduation, Mr. Martin got a...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Howard Dudley Long

    • Oral history.; Howard Dudley (Blue) Long was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on October 18, 1927. As a child, Mr. Long canvassed for votes with his father, the chancery clerk, and he heard many political speeches, including some made by Theodore...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Phyllis Hawkins Harper

    • Oral history.; Ms. Phyllis Hawkins Harper was born October 6, 1933, in Mooreville, Mississippi. She graduated from Mooreville High School and went on to Itawamba Junior College and the University of Mississippi. During the Depression, Ms. Harper...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Lillie Belle Johnson

    • Oral history.; Ms. Lillie Belle Johnson was born in Shannon, Mississippi, in 1925, into a family of farmers. She finished high school at Mary Holmes Junior College in West Point, Mississippi, married and then became a widow with four children, but...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Ulysses Sims

    • Oral history.; Mr. Ulysses Sims was born on May 31, 1918, in Mendenhall, Mississippi and after his parents died was raised by his grandparents. In 1936, he entered the Piney Woods School of Mississippi, working to pay his own way through school....
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    • Oral history with Fred H. Cook

    • Oral history; Fredrick Harrison Cook III was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on April 15, 1952. During his senior year at The University of Southern Mississippi, Mr. Cook was drafted by the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League. He...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Billy Joe McCain, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. Billy Joe McCain, Sr., was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1936. When he was four years old, his parents divorced, and he returned with his mother to her parents' home in Grenada, Mississippi. He attended segregated schools,...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Delmar P. Robinson

    • Oral history.; Mr. Delmar Robinson was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, July 11, 1937. He attended Biloxi Colored School and M.F. Nichols School from which he graduated. Escaping the oppressive segregation of the Deep South, Mr. Robinson migrated to...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Balfour William Ruff

    • Oral history.; Mr. Balfour William Ruff Sr. was born March 31, 1923, in Jackson, Mississippi. He moved to Tupelo at a young age and attended its public schools. For many years he operated the Ruff Dairy Farm, the first in the Tupelo area to...
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